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A breath of fresh air: Ellsworth drops her incredible debut single ‘Growing Pains’

Ellsworth returns with her stunningly elegant vocals and vivid storytelling on her first single called ‘Growing Pains‘.

Denver, Colorado indie-folk/Americana singer-songwriter Megan Ellsworth aka Ellsworth picked up the guitar when she was just eight years old thanks to her Dad, and hasn’t looked back since. The marvelous music melodies she makes are lodged deep in her brain and her wonderful creativity is a blessing to our lonely hearts, as she sings with such grace and class.

She is a supremely lyrical storyteller with a real tale about how growing up is challenging but that it all worked out in the end. Growing up is full of twists and turns throughout and with the support of those close, we can do anything we set our minds to.

“To actively grapple with the deeper aspects of humanity, with the complicated experience of being human that we all know and can relate to”.- Ellsworth

With a stunningly pure voice, boundless enthusiasm and a way with words that hugs deep into our hearts, she is a singer-songwriter that is finding her feet and it feels like she will only get better and better through time. Having talent is one thing but being sincere, putting in the hard work and going for your dreams through undoubted trial and error, is how you become truly great at what what you set your mind to.

Growing Pains‘ from the exciting talent Ellsworth from Denver is a spiritually awakening experience and you will get lost in her fine voice, as she weaves a pleasurable web around your mind, body and soul.

Hear these crisply gorgeous vocals on Spotify and follow her adventures on IG and FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Finding that way inside: Andy Eppler searches for the special moment on the groovy ‘Much Less Under’

Colorado artist, singer-songwriter and podcast host Andy Eppler brings his unique style to the fore of our minds on ‘Much Less Under‘.

The jazzy start gets you in the mood rather quickly and you get the feeling that this is going to be a song full of much heart and soul. The bouncy intro is a pleasure on the ears as the gritty vocals have so much blues and soul wrapped around the edges here. His voice is real and simmers hot like a hot cuppa coffee, this is a man that is a true storyteller and has clearly lived life to the fullest.

His artwork seems to be the main passion in his life and probably pays the bills as the music is a treat he teases the world, as this is an incredible singer-songwriter. The way he tells stories is a blessing to hear as he tells us about how he was invited into seeing more of their heart but something is holding him back from seeing the whole picture. Perhaps they are either too shy to let you know more or they have been hurt before and are making sure that you are the real deal. Sometimes people let you in but wait a while until they feel the timing is 100% right, if that ever happens.

Andy Eppler is a multi-talented singer-songwriter, artist and podcast host who clearly has the gift of the gab and he sings with such intrigue here on ‘Much Less Under‘. The story of trying to work out what the best way in is with a person that is holding back from what they really want. With his quality band, his strong vocals and a style that has so much soul, this is a song that will have you pondering your next move when you see your crush again.

Stream this quality song via Soundcloud and follow the socials to see more on FB and IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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A terrific insight into the music business with ‘Dear Mr Producer’ from Estella Dawn

Estella Dawn is a USA-based singer who is back with the earth-shattering vocals that impress on her new single called ‘Dear Mr Producer‘.

This is a genuine singer-songwriter who combines elements of Pop, Neo Soul and Rock music with intelligent lyrics and powerful vocals to create lasting original music that blasts through the speakers.

The New Zealand-born, Colorado-based singer has a huge voice that never strains or sounds out of tune. She has that special gift and is using her skills for good things. The lyrics are real and this is a winner. A real special soul who isn’t taking the easy route.

I love how Estella sings and the way that she has made sure that integrity is very high on her agenda. She is not willing to let anyone else control her music career and she is a shining light in the music world. Too often integrity is low down on the list of some performers as they rush to the top, this is not one of those times and for this, we should applaud this fine singer.

Click here to stream via Spotify

Head through to the Facebook page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Landlocked are here with the incredibly beautiful ‘Jupiter’

Landlocked are a young 5 piece band and they are here with this stunning song called ‘Jupiter‘.

You would backpack to the moon to see them smile. This is a love song about wanting that person to be with you so bad. Perhaps the timing is not quite right but you are so confident that this will happen. You feel like you two are meant to be together and will do anything you can to make it happen. You are willing to do what you can but will they show you that they want you too?

Taken off ‘Time For Nothing‘ this is the debut song from the young band from Castle Rock in Colorado in the USA. I love the sweet vocals on this and the band are so good together. This is a story of love and this makes my heart happy. I like the indie folk vibes and they simmer through the madness of the world. Landlocked are a fine young band and their vibe is one that we should listen to again and again.

Stream here on Spotify to hear this magnificent track.

Click here to find out more on Insta.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Mtn Beats send us slow smooth house to relax with ”Infinite”

Denver Producer Mtn Beats returns with their most striking release so far. ”Infinite” is a relaxing single that impresses so much. The Colorado musician manages to find the most relaxing sounds in the world and put it in one song. Genius.

Infinite” is vocal free and allows one to fully immerse their soul into the ocean, your heart feels pure and you’re almost at full peace. The world is so crazy right now and I feel so much more relaxed while daydreaming during the 4 minute 12 second song.

I feel like this is a sign of things to come from Mtn Beats. The beats here are well-received and there is no nonchalance here. Only striking beats and a feeling of being with nature. A huge message in a terrifying year for the world. The Denver producer Mtn Beats has created a fantastic song with ”Infinite”.

Stream this song via Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Television Generation – Thirteen: Melancholy For You, Melancholy For Me

Peel by Television Generation

I can’t remember the last time I stumbled upon an alternative track as inviting as Thirteen off the new album from Television Generation.

I’m not sure if it’s just because the track was designed to appeal to my millennial disposition, or I just got swept up in the cacophony of sound which Peel curated through their debut track but, I’m sure that this song will be a regular feature in my angsty play lists from here on out. The indie rock band from Denver, Colorado have a fresh sound that cannot be pinned against another, It’s clear that this band have orchestrated their sound without borders to create the smash hit Thirteen. This delectably talented trio are only just in their infancy on the indie scene. I’m excited to see what they create after the momentum which they have created with this track. The lyrics are so resonant and relatable to anyone who is fond of a pinch of melancholy. Similar to the styling of Fidlar and Wavves that’s sure to appeal to a younger generation of fans.

To check out their latest track head on over to BandCamp via the link below:

https://televisiongeneration.bandcamp.com/track/thirteen-2

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Escapism: Mindful Music Riddled with Complexity for Your Ambient Ecstasy.

Escapism are back with their brand-new album ‘Happy Healthy Safe Smart’. From the moment I hit play on the title track, it was obvious, that a pioneering album was about to unfold. And oh, how right I was.

Escapism is the project of solo artist Evan Montoya; based in Colorado, he uses his talent to weave technical blends, vivid imagery, and evocative sound into his music. His music allows you to share with him his deep exploration into thought.

Transcending ambience flows unequivocally through the entire feature with breakdowns that will leave you trying to catch your breath. The music flows with a hypnotic lull that’s truly immersive.

The complex cacophony of beats that unfold throughout the tracks are clearly an insight to the talent of one of the greatest electronic music producers this side of the 90’s.

The whole emphasis of the tracks on this ground-breaking album have a poignant emphasis on the tone and atmosphere of the music which creates a truly subversive structure.

There’s no predictability in the duration of the album, the breakdowns and pick-ups flow with perfective polishing. I have no doubt in my mind that this release will make Escapism a band that everyone’s talking about.

As Brian Eno said back in ’78, ambient electronic music is designed to be ignorable as it is interesting. Which is exactly the essence of ambience which Escapism have captured in their music, through the flowing throbbing rhythms that hit that sweet sensory spot and have you headed for minimalistic ecstasy.